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gyver and today is the 276th birthday of john hancock whose last words were, hey i didn't sign on for this. this is "viewpoint." >> good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you some forgoing us tonight. the 216th presidential campaign kicked off today. just after president obama took a public oath of office to start his second term in the white house. today secretary of state hillary clinton testified for the second time before stepping down for well-deserved rest. the topic, of course, it was the the 2011 2011 benghazi attack in libya that killed four americans including ambassador stevens. they were waiting for hillary clinton so they could forward the love of chris christie that they hate. today secretary clinton was wrapping up her current job with this forth right testimony. >> as i have said many times i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to leave the state department and our country safer, stronger and more secure. >> john: secretary clinton later gave way to a rare display of public emotion when she talked about the risk that men
of politics. we'll see you tomorrow. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: oh, it's inauguration inauguration 2013. obama spoke. sasha yawned. beyonce sang, boehner went wept, and we were able to see what an inauguration party looked like. last saturday was gun appreciation day lead to go five accidental shootings nationwide. next saturday it's running with scissors appreciate day. today is the birthday of attorney general eric holder, j master j and 36 years ago my friends president jimmy carter pardoned the vietnam war draft evaders. and george w bush, dick cheney and mitt romney didn't show up. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action
now stay right here. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: what is worse, "zero dark thirty" which glorifies torture or the twilight movies which constitute torture. the republicans are tired of fighting democrats so some of them are upgrading to just fighting democracy. and it turns out there is oil in afghanistan. sean hannity is demanding that we reinvade. the oil will pay for the war. just like last time. today is the birthday of the late virginia woolf alicia keys and texas chainsaw massacre and poltergeist director tobe hooper. and 98 years ago today alexander graham bell made the first cross-country phone call. tragically he did it using at&t wireless and dropped out halfway through. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. with the nothing in the 2012 national election behind them, and the risk of demographic doom at the hands of surging minority groups growing every day the g.o.p. is making an all-out effort to reboot the whole brand. last night luis boy governor bobby jindal ha
turks," go to iewpoint"vs wpxtnt s .ayight er rhte. >> john: the pentagon finally lifts that women in combat ban in 2013. which is kind of like having your parents finally give you that talk about the birds and the bees when you're 40. >>> the right wing and mainstream media have been insulting hillary clinton for two decades now and the result is she's the most respected woman in the world! good work, guys. >>> j.j. abrams has been tapped to direct "star wars" episodes seven leading fans to pray for a sequel that somehow features the lost smoke monster eating jar jar. today is the birth of the day late john belushi and gary hart and on this date in 1984, the first apple macintosh went on sale briefly followed by the short-lived apple rotary phone. not quite as successful. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. now for nearly 20 years despite massacres at schools theatres and malls and tens you of thousands of gun deaths overall there have been no new gun control bills signed into law. the last
of the news of the day. don't miss any of it. stay right here because "viewpoint" with john fuglesang is up next. >> john: said obama's inaugural speech was an attack on liberty as we know it. oh gay people shouldn't be allowed to get married. the filibuster, the magical tool that proves democracy is when 45 senators get to control the other 55. and bill o'reilly said obama's desire for social justice was noble but it won't solve our fiscal problems because you know that requires an entire cable news propaganda network who touted the fake war. today is the birthday of the late great sam cook and steve perry who sang "don't stop believin'" before journey stopped him. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joining us this evening for "viewpoint." on today's 40th anniversary of the historic roe vs. wade decision legalizing abortion rights the pro-choice community has a lot to be thankful for and quite a bit to fear on another. let's start with the thankful stuff first. sure the mandatory anti-rowe protest took place in cities like huntsville
'm jennifer granholm. tonight in the war room john kerry gets ready to take over as secretary of state. and north korea sends him a congratulations message. [ ♪ music ♪ ] there was frightening news from the other side of the pacific today. north korea has vowed to continue testing new nuclear weapons and said it would launch long-range rockets that it claims can reach the united states. this is just after the united nations instituted sanctions on its last rocket launch. it does not seem to have much impact on kim jung-un. a variety of satellites and long long-range rocketses which will be launched one after another we will target the u.s. the sworn enemy of of the american people. settling accounts with the u.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law the rule of its survival. what? the country's belligerent stance is one more issue on the president's full foreign policy plate, and it's going to be a concern for john kerry if he's confirmed secretary of state as he's very likely to be, increasingly likely, as a matter of fact. he got a very warm welcom
treasures. an amazing collection from the life of john f. kennedy, locked away by one of the president's closest confidante's until now. "nightly news" begins now., unt. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. as the president's defense secretary prepares to leave office, he is leaving behind, with the boss's permission, a huge change to the u.s. military. the announcement officially today from the pentagon, women will soon be able to serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision t
to stier around it? okay. >> stephanie: john fugelsang next hour, and tina dupuy who we also saw in washington for -- who is very smart and funny. we'll have her on in hour number 3. and what else? i was saying rude pundit on monday that's where i got the quote man, clinton must have spent the rest of the afternoon wiping bits of ass off of her shoes. hillary clinton's what the [ censor bleep ] rand paul face. >> had i been president at the time -- [ hillary clinton laughter ] >> is the u.s. involved in transferring weapons to turkey. >> hillary clinton: turkey? >> i believe the entire quote was jive-ass turkey. >> that was a little skit that you had to put together. >> stephanie: i thought it would be funny. here is a little skit. and then hilary is back from the primary, how handy was that? [ hillary clinton laughter ] >> stephanie: she deserves to be president just for that that she did not burst out that laugh when rand paul said that. [ hillary clinton laughter ] >> if i had been president -- >> stephanie: that would have been funny. all right. so, oh a love
handful of thugs in the republican -- republican thugs in the senate and house led by rand paul and john mccain who would have been arrested for assaulting secretary of state hillary clinton. and third, i kept thinking about what a glorious time for the pentagon to announce it was lifting the ban on women in combat because if there was any proof that women are ready for combat, it was watching hillary clinton. in front of those senators yesterday. i thought she was magnificent! andself things about this hearing. but the first one we gotta say again, it's disgusting what the republicans have been doing. remember mitt romney started this, in the middle of the campaign, when we have a terrorist attack against the united states. it was just like 9-11 in the sense this was american soil, i don't care, benghazi is in libya but it is american soil. american consulate. terrorists attacked us. what do we do after 9-11, we all pulled together and said we're going to get those s.o.b.s. what did the republican party do after benghazi? we're going to get president obama. we're going to get hillary cl
between first lady michelle obama and john boehner. let's roll the tape. this is video from the post inaugural address luncheon and the first family seated next to the speaker of the house john boehner and at one point boehner is seen trying to capture the attention of the first lady and causing her to roll her eyes at her husband's rival and the still frame wondering what in the world did john boehner say to provoke a reaction and the expert lip-reader said he had the answer to that question. according to larry winnig, asked the president if he had a chance to have a cigarette and the president was laughing and he said somebody won't let you do it it referring to the first lady and that's when her reaction was on tape and the speaker denies the accuracy of the lip-reader's claims and here at fox we report and you get to decide and that's all the time we have this evening, as always thanks for being with us, let not your heart not be troubled and greta is here. >> greta: tonight, well, it got nasty, the battle over benghazi still raging. >> we were misled that there were supposedly p
. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: the president insisting we address climate change, and on immigration, arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our
, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood, but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. my father's work under presidents boat democrat and republican, took me and my siblings around the world for a personal journey that brought home the sacrificed and the commitment the men and women of the foreign service make every day on behalf of america. >> in marked contrast to yesterday when a fiery clinton faced her critics on the hill, senator clinton or secretary clinton was side by side with senator mccain to introduce kerry as the best choice to follow in her footsteps. >> he's a determined and effective representative of the united states. has been as a senator, will be as secretary. >> and things were cordial enough moments ago. senator mccain was still blasting clinton for her testimony yesterday. >> she really didn't answer any
to become the president's senior adviser as his homeland security adviser, taking the place of john brennan. brennan is being moved over to the cia and if brennan is confirmed there, he will now have a woman advising him on homeland security matters. it would not be the first time a woman filled this role. fran townsend, now adviser to cnn previously held that post for the bush administration, but it would be a woman taking a senior post. we have learned that sylvia matthews burr well who worked in the clinton administration is the top contender for omb director although that is not done. >> janet napolitano is staying on as secretary as well. thanks for that. jessica yellen at the white house. let's dig deeper with the correspondent, cnn's state of the union. women are coming in. there women in the administration. does he still have a gender diversity problem? >> let's ask this when we get further down the line. this is not about the title. when you look around and you look at chief of staff, secretary of state pentagon chief, those are -- the treasury secretary, those are the most powerfu
this morning to support john kerry's nomination to secede her. her testimony wednesday was forceful and sparked some potential early peeks at 2016 fights. >>> republican reset, with a short-term debt ceiling deal in motion, speaker boehner and paul ryan talk tough on the party's path forward. this morning, we'll talk to another top house republican, georgia's tom price, about the challenges ahead. >>> and the 2012 campaign saw ron paul's supporters get inside the nominating system to buck the establishment. now party leaders might face a fight on new rules put in place at the convention, to shore up the establishment and prevent the next insurgent, rand paul, say, in 2016? good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 24th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. apologies for the gravelly voice. i have beyonce's lip syncer standing by, shall i need her. anyway, let's get right to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state hillary clinton will be back on the hill today for what is likely to be her last appearance before congress as america's top diplomat. she'll introdu
. >> tonight, the factor will analyze inauguration day with brit hume, bob woodward. john meacham, bernie goldberg, juan williams and mary katharine ham. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. inauguration address number 57. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. first inaugural address given on april 30th, 1879 by george washington. not to the folks. washington spoke directly to congress. he appealed to the new leaders to be moral and just and he invoked god and heaven saying, quote: smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself has ordained. unquote. george washington appealing for justice. fast forward to 2013, president obama made a similar appeal. rather than focusing on america's vexing problems like an exploding debt and a weak economy, mr. obama put forth that the nation's top priority must be imposing social justice. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the siz
of state, the massachusetts senator john kerry we want off script today during his confirmation hearing. his comments about senator john mccain's ordeal in vietnam that were not in senator kerry's prepared remarks, plus what made him cry today. and the kennedys like you've never seen them. newly uncovered family photos, including a seve from jackie o. that's still ahead. >> shepard: there is a new twist as fox reports in the murder case of the washington intern chandra levy more than ten years ago. her parents now tell fox about new secret meetings surrounding the case. they say that lawyers on both sides mettles twice since december to discuss the testimony of one witness. remember channel chan's case made headlines because of her reported affair with gary condit. but a court ultimately convicted this illegal immigrant linked to a string of assaults at rock creek park where a dog walker discovered her body nearly a year after she disappeared. her parents say they do not know which witness is the subject of the post trial meetings, but they say they're hoping this does not jeop
is what speaker of the house john boehner had to say about that inauguration speech. >> so we're expecting here over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to to annihilate the republican party. and let me just tell you, i do believe that is their goal, to just shove us into the dust bin of history. >> sean: and joining me now to try and defend his old boss, president obama former economic advisor austan goolsbee. you were hanging out with them. yes. >> sean: did my name come up. >> only the best way possible. >> sean: and tiger woods, i left california years ago. >> california? and phil mickleson after state, local federal taxes 63 cents of every dollar goes to the dollar. wait a minute, i didn't ask the question. >> well, that wasn't the actual true fact, the accountant came back and said it wasn't. >> sean: i'll break it down. let's break it down 40% national tax, 13 1/2, that's 53 1/2, hang on. 4% obamacare tax, 57 1/2, and then fica tax, social security, and then we have local tax and then we have sales tax and property tax. >> and many of those you
to handle that question and did a very good job of raising that issue. john mccain made a great point today when he said people don't bring rpg's and the weaponry that was used in this attack to spontaneous demonstrati demonstration. it's relevant. here is why it matters. when they put out word this was not a terrorist attack, it was sprung out of a spontaneous uprising, it furthers the narrative al-qaeda was in disarray and that we had, by the elimination of bin laden made this extraordinary reduction in the risk in the area. as it it turns out not only was it not true in libya, but other parts of north africa as well and the fundamental question did the administration really believe that? if they did they badly miscalculated or did they know it was true and for political reasons didn't want it out there. they were eliminating the war on terror and these groups and no longer capable of care i go out attacks against the u.s. and one or the other. either they assess wrong that radical terrorists were not capable of care caring out a >> more with senator marco rubio. and house nearly three m
bureau. and senator john kerry starts his confirmation hearings today on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. he is likely to have a very easy go of it because he has been on the committee for 28 years, but also because he is well prepared for the job. his father was a service officer, and he is a vietnam veteran. once he makes it through committee he faces a vote from the full senate which takes place next week. vice president biden is calling what is called a fire side chat. he will be on google plus and hold a hangout. if you want to participate you can see it streaming live at white, and you are post questions on those pages. we're back after the break. stay with us. than this. (vo) current's award winning original series is back with an all new episode straight from the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody can claim stand your ground and they could get away with murder. the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving,
republicans led by john mccain. four led by john schumer who have come up with a come comprehensive immigration plan bi-partisan they are going to announce today which includes a path to citizenship as well as tougher enforcement at the border all contained in one bill. president obama will talk about it in las vegas tomorrow. >> that's huge story. but perhaps a bigger story sara palin dumped by fox news. she was soaking it up and saying nothing. finally, they dumped her but they still have karl rove and dennis cue sin itch. kus. nich. all of that coming up here on current tv. floorboard >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the
by the constitution. the president was officially sworn no office on january 20th, less than 24 hours ago. john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, this time they got it right. no do over needed. the ceremonies coincide with the national holiday of dr. martin luther king. president obama will be sworn in with two bibles, one owned by martin luther king jr. and the other by abraham lincoln. the president and his family will attend a private prayer service at st. john's church across the street from the white house. at 10:00, the president heads to the white house to have coffee with congressional leaders. then at 11:55 a.m., the main vent. president obama will take the oath of office with the help of chief justice john roberts. today is expected to take on a less than euphoric tone of four years ago yet they're still going to hit on familiar themes like overcoming the bitter political divide in washington. senior obama adviser offered this preview. >> i think it's going to be a hopeful speech. i'll let the president speak for himself
surprised if this thing ever gets out of the senate. i think speaker john boehner love the idea of saying that we will give serious consideration to whatever harry reid senate passes and sends to us in a matter of gun control. it's a terrible issue for democrats. i don't think obama has the loyalty among democrats in gun control that he thinks he has. jon: hairy weed has the support of the nra in times past. >> yes, harry reid cannot cross the nra. there are voters in a lot of these places. the nra doesn't speak for them. this is a popular position among actual voters and you can see the red states with blue feathers. jon: good analysis as always. thank you so much. >> it's great to be here be to growing pressure on the senate to do something they haven't done in four years. we are talking about passing a federal budget. republicans in the house trying to force senators to come up with a spending plan will go without pay. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more. when we take up the debt ceiling deal? reporter: the senate is likely to take up the bill some time next week. they are r
. michael dell has ordered one of them. connell: then there is jamie dimon and john chambers. you will be hearing from both of them in this hour. liz claman at the world economic forum. cheryl: stocks now and every 15 minutes. apple. nicole: i will show you apple in a moment. the dow, the s&p are doing quite well. five-year highs. highs that we have not seen since 2007. the tech heavy nasdaq, apple weighing on the nasdaq. are we almost at 14,000? we cannot believe it. what a five-year run this has been. ibm helping the markets along yesterday. today, apple delivering news that is below the analysts estimate. the shareholders are certainly disappointed today when they see their stock down over 10%. $461. the low of the day was $450. not a good day for apple while all of its competitors are soaring today. connell: the stock market looks pretty good. the economy looking better. john brown joins us. senior economic consultant at euro pacific. have we turned the corner a little bit? >> i think there is reason for some optimism. i think strategically the economy is still in very bad sha
president obama advice. while it was no ordinary device. cbs political director john dickerson calling for president obama to pull vverize and go for the throat of the g.o.p. and tonight xang his words, byron joins us, is he trying to defend them, backpedal, dig in his heels deeper or being flip? what's your thought. >> he's trying to say they were not his personal thoughts. >> whose were they? >> he said people misunderstood the article, thought he was trying to give the president some sort of personal advice when in fact he was just analyzing the situation of what president obama should have to do. i think the problem is, is that if anyone makes just a good faith read of the article in which he says, you know, if president obama wants to be consequential, if he wants to be a transformtive president then he should destroy the obama wants to be an important consequential transformtive president and so the advice is destroy the g.o.p. and it's there on a couple of occasions he says his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. >> i sometimes use sharp, caustic terms and don't shoot
, the loophole. john manchin, has made some moves. he campaigned vigorously with, you know, an advertisement that had a rifle a couple of years ago. where do you think leading republicans should be to try to join this debate? >> i think joe manchin's point in that commercial wasn't the rifle. it was shooting obama's energy policy with the rifle. i'll let joe speak for himself. >> you look at connecticut where this awful, sickening crime occurred. everything that guy did was illegal already. if -- it's just a reminder if you make having guns fwens the law, the only people that will have guns are criminals. that's the way -- that's the result in connecticut. >> the supreme court has already ruled in the heller case that there can be exceptions, that the d.c. gun law was unconstitutional, but other assault weapon bans might not be unconstitutional. the constitution does not preclude other restrictions on guns, and background checks. and other measures that are considered and have widespread support. do you think that republicans should take a closer look at some of the other options in the afte
with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we've had enough of that. >> let's bring in john braybender and nbc political analyst and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> morning. >> so, john, the stupid party, is bobby jindal right? >> i think we've made a lot of mistakes. the first thing is to understand we did make those mistakes. the biggest problem i have that we have to work on is that the average american and hard-working and lunch bucket americans don't feel we represent and fight for them anymore. the president did something very clear when he wanted to raise tax breaks or get rid of tax breaks for the wealthy in that he forced the republicans to fight for the wealthy and the average american said we no longer understand them. if we're going to really change and do better on election day and particularly get the white house back, we better get average americans to think we're fighting for them every day not just a small group of americans. >> bobby jindal offered a few details on how to, quote, stop being the stupid party. he did also
and why you're awake. of course, john tower, what do you got for us? >> we have karen. i'm coming down to the dubliner to hang out, get my chuck todd button ready. >> you know these chuck todd buttons. heard a lot of chat about this. never seen one. never seen anyone wearing one. kind of taking on their own mythological life of their own. great show everyone. "morning joe" starts live now from the dubliner. >>> good morning, and welcome to a special edition of "morning joe" on this monday january the 21st. we are live, once again, from the dubliner in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right
? >> a heart as big as the world. >> john bellcastor was barack obama's law partner doing civil rights work in chicago from 1993 to 2003. >> in our law firm he never raised his voice. the no drama obama you hear about today was that way back in 1993. >> and dotting the crowd the young celebrities drawn to obama. katie berry and john mayer and jeffrey wright who spoke of the hope of the day. >> it's about the hope of the country and the example we set to the world in terms of free and working democracy. and it's about partnership and it's about what you know, the common ground between all of us as americans. and so, you know, if this doesn't illustrate that then we have a lot of hard work to do. >> and the musical artists mostly represented the young 21st century artists like kelly clarkson. ♪ >> and an obama favorite and friend, beyonce. ♪ for the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly streaming >> we the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. it is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls
president obama was sworn in by supreme court justice john roberts just before noon. tomorrow he will do it all over again for the public. the constitution mandates the president be sworn in by january 20th which of course is today. because of a 19th century tradition banning public inaugurations on sundays the swearing in and pageant try that comes with it will be held tomorrow. we just showed you in the past hour on fox news the first family on stage for a candlelight celebration of the inauguration. president obama speaking to an excited crowd giving a possible preview of his big inaugural address tomorrow. we begin fox team coverage with chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> you are right. at that event national historic building here in washington the president heard some songs from stevie wonder. he was feeling pretty good. good move certainly. at one point said he wanted to weigh in on the most important issue confronting this weekend. he joked it was the new bangs that first lady michelle obama is sporting. he said it looked quite good. he went on to get into substance. he
, supreme court chief justice john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand. >>> i about a rack hussein obama swear that will faithfully execute the office of the president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. thank you, sweetie. thank you. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> and in case you didn't hear that last part, sasha said you didn't mess up. in reference to the first time he took the oath in 2009. last night the president and first laid yea long with the vice president and mrs. biden all attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste on how that evening went. >> thank you so much for joining us tonight. but more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship and support that you've shown us since we've begun this long journey together. >> hello, i am jill biden's hus
a great view of the president and it was really really exciting. we were sitting right near artist john legend and cindy lopper both of who are very active in the community. we were all just cheering practically every line so we were a bit of a rowdy bunch but we were very very excited to be there, and looking out and seeing all of those people it was really really special and wonderful. >> jennifer: yeah, bill, i completely agree with everything, and the thing that struck me bill was that he really spoke clearly about income inequality you don't hear presidents often talking about poverty directly, and i was really encouraged by that. >> yeah what a contrast if mitt romney had given that speech, right? mitt romney would have said it's good to be rich. you know? but again, there was a line there -- i looked at justice scalia, and he looked to be napping, and the president said that we must change with the times, right in applying this constitution, and of course that's counter to everything that justice scalia believes. but then the president spelled it out, and
. democratic senator john kerry will face his peers when he's presented by secretary of state hillary clinton to succeed her at the state department. during the confirmation hearings, kerry is expected to face questions about the crisis in syria and military service in vietnam. the senator worth an estimated $184 million has also promised to di did vest his holdings in companies that could present a conflict of interest. >>> the house passed legislation that would prevent the government from defaulting on its debt. the bill is a quick fix that avoids an economic showdown with the white house. it eliminates the nation's borrowing limit until may without the dollar for dollar spending cuts republicans have insisted on. the senate is expected to approve the bill as early as tomorrow. >>> meanwhile, "the new york times" reports senate leaders from both sides of the aisle are nearing an agreement on new limits to the filibuster. the tactic that forces the majority party to gather 60 votes just to bring a bill to the floor. an announcement on the new rules is expected today. >>> vice president joe
foreign policy as well. senator john kerry laid out his vision at the senate confirmation hearings yesterdays, and it relies as much on economics as diplomasy. >> we know that american foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone. more than ever foreign policy is economic policy. the world is competing for resources in global markets. >> jennifer: the obama/kerry foreign policy doctrine might be it's the economy stupid, and in fact it is really a economic strategy. much of the violence was driven by individuals financial insecurity as a result of the poverty. look at the arab spring which economic grievances lead to political revolution. a fruit selling started that protest by lighting himself on fire. his protest lead to the oh eventually overthrow of a decade's long dictatorship, and since then life has improved for tunisian. here is one union worker describing the change. >> the main benefit of the revolution is the disappearance of the state of fear which was dominating a large spectrum of our population. >> jennifer: and even though fea
's not every day that someone gets to say thanks a billion and really mean it. and that is what johns hopkins university in baltimore is saying to new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg. this weekend, bloomberg made a gift of $350 million to his alma matter, the large nest the university's history. brought his total gifts to johns hop kips to $1.1 billion t all began with a $5 donation in 1965, the year after bloomberg graduated. it brings new meaning to the term "giving back." certainly bigger meaning to that term. >>> when we come back, how they were finally reunite you had after the storm. we will meet the ladies of the golden age club. 's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because
confirmation hearing for john kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. we'll show you the emotional testimony and endorsement from hillary clinton straight ahead. and speaking of endorsements, new jersey governor gis chrisch christie gets the support of the most powerful democrat in history. >>> but the white house is taking its message on the road this morning. vice president joe biden and other members of the task force on reducing gun violence will take part in a round table discussion in richmond. it comes a day after democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced new legislation that goes even further than the assault weapons ban that expired a decade ago. >> weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat are replicated for civilian use. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain
beginning today for the man nominated to be the next secretary of state, senator john kerry is slated to go to the committee. it is the panel he chaired since 2009. kerry had not expected to draw that much resistance. let's put him if a little perspective politically. kerry served as president obama's mock debate partner during his re-election campaign. but he has pressured the administration at times urging the white house last year to speed up with the draul of u.s. troops from afghanistan. kerry was also influential in the administration's decision to intervene in libya. in case you forgot from his 2004 bid for the white house, he is one of the wealthiest members of the senate. he and wife teresa, heir to the heinz ketchup fortune are worth $180 million with a wide range of investments. in a letter to the state department legal adviser, kerry said he will divest any holdings that could be a conflict of interest within 90 days of being confirmed. he'll be introduced to day about the the current secretary hillary clinton. >>> today's appearance expected to take on a much different tone tha
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